Google entries for Bangalore + Bengaluru
+ Kannada 318.120.000
Google entries per inhabitant 37,75
City founding 1537 (continous settlement history)
Surface area 741 km2
Inhabitants / city 8.425.970 (2011)
Inhabitants / agglomeration 8.499.399
Population density 11.371 inh. / km2 (2011)
Amongst India’s built-up areas Bangalore is on the fifth place after Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. The American economic journal Forbes counts Bangalore among the world's fastest-growing cities over the next decade.
More than half of Bangalore’s population are immigrants from other parts of India and the world. The biggest group of immigrants are Tamils, who make up 30% of the city's population.
Gender ratio 914 women / 1000 men
Gender ratio (0-6) 940 girls / 1000 boys
Because the dowry is very high in India, 50.000 female fetuses are simply being aborted every month. For this reason the UN has declared the country as the most dangerous place in the world for girls. Daughters are a financial burden for their parents, who have to provide an expensive dowry so that they might someday find a husband. This custom has already caused the ruin of many families: „I need 600.000 Rupees in order to get this daughter here a husband“, says the beekeeper Shiv Kumar from Delhi, „another daughter – and I would be bankrupt.“ According to the latest estimates, there are currently something like 40 million more male than female Indians.
Population history 1991 4.130.000 2001 5.101.000
Languages Kannada, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Tulu, Hindi, Malayalam
Max. temperatures Ø 29,30
Min. temperatures Ø 18,60
Rainfall / year (mm) 934,70
Days of rain 94,40
Registered vehicles 3.886.441
Motorcar, mini van 818029
According to traffic engineering expert M.N. Sreehari, there has been an alarming rise in the number of cars. The number of four-wheelers is increasing by 15 per cent every year. This is nearly the same rate of vehicular growth as in the national capital region, Delhi. "This has to be stopped immediately," he says. Two-wheelers are no exception; their number has increased from 9.94 lakh in 2000 to 28.26 lakh in 2011.
Parking fine notices 50.000 / month
Average earnings of a family
with middle income 35.000 RS / month = 1.250 EUR
whereof for purchase of food 15.000 RS / month = 535 EUR
Prices (in EURO)
12 eggs 0,64,-
1 kg tomatoes 0,30,-
Bread for 2 people (1 day) 0,37,-
0,5 liter milk in the super market 1,13,-
Cleaning woman (1 hour) 1,51,-
Monthly rent for a 85 qm flat in
an expsensive neighourhood 281,00,-
1 liter petrol 1,12,-
Monthly ticket for public transport 14,49,-
Cab ride (8 km) 2,56,-
Economic rankings GDP (Gross domestic product),
purchasing power adjusted
2008 69 bn. USD
2025 203 bn. USD
Poverty line in Karnataka Rs. 28,35
in city areas = 0,41 EUR
Part of the population below poverty line 23,6%
9.5 million (September 2010)
In September, the steady unemployment rate resulted from a large increase in part-time employment. The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons increased 612,000 during September, raising the level to 9.5 million. During the August-September period this tally rose by 943,000. The general rate of unemployment increased from 16.7% in August to 17.1% in September.
Only about 7 percent of all employees maintain contractual employment. The other 93 percent are included in the so-called "informal sector" – they are neither protected against illness or accidents, nor are they entitled to social security benefits or pensions.
There is no official information for Bangalore. These figures are based on calculation.
The five main union confederations are
1. BMS (Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh), 2,769,556 members, BJP
2. INTUC (Indian National Trade Union Congress), 2,587,378 members,
3. CITU (Centre of Indian Trade Unions), 1,768,044 members, CPI (M)
4. HMS (Hind Mazdoor Sabha), 1,318,804 members, Janata Dal
5. AITUC (All India Trade Union Congress), 905,975 members, CPI
Number of unionized workers in proportion to the total population of India 2.3%
Transport workers' strike (13. September 2012, no figures about duration or number of participants)
The unlimited strike called on Thursday by the Joint Committee of Karnataka State Road Transport Trade Unions has been showing effects across the State since Wednesday. The unions are opposing the unilateral wage increase announced by the managements of the road transport corporations (RTCs). Transport workers staged gate meetings and abstained from work beginning on Wednesday afternoon, affecting normal operations. Transport corporation officials admitted that over 30 per cent of services in Bangalore were affected. Buses were packed to capacity on Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, the government detained union leaders, in an attempt to thwart the strike. According to committee convener and KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation general secretary H.V. Ananthasubba Rao, 3, 8 and 16 leaders were arrested in Peenya, Tumkur and Maddur, respectively. About 400 more strike organizers were transferred and another 5,000 union members warned by management.
List of Special Production Zones / Karnataka
Manyata Embassy Business Park Bangalore, Karnataka IT/ITES
WIPRO Limited Doddakannelli Village, Varthur Hobli, Electronic City, Banglore, Karnataka IT
WIPRO Limited(SR) Doddakannelli Village, Varthur Hobli, Sarjapur Road, Banglore, Karnataka IT
Infosys Technologies SEZ Mangalore Bangalore, Karnataka IT/ITES
Vikas Telecom Limited Bangalore, Karnataka IT/ITES
Adarsh Prime Projects Private Limited Devarabeesanahalli, Bhoganahalli and Doddakanahalli,
Divyasree (Shyamaraju) Kundalahalli Village, Krishnarajapuram, Bangalore, Karnataka
IT/ITES enabled servicesCessna Garden Developers Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore, Karnataka IT/ITES
Global Village SEZ (Tanglin Development Ltd.) Pattengere/Mylasandra Villages, Karnataka IT/ITES
Biocon Limited. Anekal Taluk, Banglore, Karnataka Biotechnology
KIADB (textile) Hasan, Karnataka Textile
M/s Information Technology Park Ltd. Bangalore, Karnataka IT/ITES
Primal Projects Private Limited Banglore, Karnataka IT/ITES
Synefra Engineering and Construction Ltd. Karnataka Hi-tech Engg. Products & related services
Bagmane Construction Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore North, Karnataka IT/ITES
You are bangalored when you get fired from your job because it was outsourced to an offshore company. The name derives from the city Bangalore, India, where a lot of IT jobs in the US are being outsourced.
The role of the English language
There is now a new caste system that divides people – either you have English or you don’t. Instead of BPL (Below Poverty Line) I would like to propose BEL (Below English Line) – the new cutoff – it determines wheter you belong to the haves or the have-nots. Vanamala Vishwanatha (2001), Professor for English Studies at Azim Premij University.
Treated tap water 66,6%
Untreated tap water 12,5%
Well water 17,7%
Other sources 3,2%